10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey planner

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Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
2
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle and then trot along with Lucky Horse Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme day trip planning app.

Konya to Goreme is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Visiting Bentler Tabiat Parki and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Silivri Sahili and Kisirkaya Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Goztepe Tabiat Parki.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online tour planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Pamukkale

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Dalyan

— 1 night
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dalyan online trip planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Dalyan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.